20 Signs Meghan Markle Wears the Pants in Her Marriage

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Know that scene in Elf where Buddy exclaims, "I'm in love and I don't care who knows it"? Yeah, we kind of get the impression that that's how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle go about their days on a regular basis. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are seriously smitten with one another. Their googly eyes! Their PDAs! Their engagement interview! Clearly, they're obsessed. That said, we have a sneaking suspicion that, despite their mutual affinity for one another, Meghan usually wears the pants in their relationship. And tbh, we doubt Harry would disagree.  

Harry has had girlfriends in the past, and they've all seemed like lovely women, but something changed when he got together with Meghan -- instantly. Not only were they constantly seen holding hands (not something royals typically engage in), Harry went as far as to issue a statement, imploring the paparazzi to leave Meghan alone after they started dating. And the interview the two did after their engagement was announced? Harry couldn't have gushed more about Meghan if he tried!

Could all of this simply be chalked up to the fact that he's in love? Of course. But in time that the pair have been together, a few clues have been dropped here and there, leading us to believe that it's Meghan -- not the prince -- who's in charge. Don't believe us? Here are 20 times Meghan obviously was in control in the royal couple's relationship. 

  • Meghan Chose the Wedding Cake 

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    When it came to the royal wedding, Meghan was a rule-breaker on a few fronts and one of them was her choice in cake. Typically, royals serve fruitcake at their wedding, but not Meghan -- she wanted a lemon elderflower cake. So that's what she got. 

  • She Gave a Speech at the Wedding 

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    Historically, royal brides don't give speeches at their weddings. But Meghan wanted to, so she did. 

  • Harry's Tantrum

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    Reportedly, before they tied the knot, Prince Harry threw a tantrum and shouted, "What Meghan wants, she gets!"

    Well, alright then. 

  • She's Revamped the Royal Style

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    Evidently, when Meghan moved in with Harry, she redecorated the joint to make it look like a "California bungalow."

  • Harry Quit Partying 

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    After meeting Meghan, Harry quickly left his hard-partying days in the past. 

  • An Insider SAID She Wears the Pants 

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    “She is definitely the one wearing the trousers in their relationship,” a royal insider told People. “She is a strong, opinionated woman who has her own ideas about things, and that’s one of the things he loves about her.”

  • Harry Tends to Meghan's Hair


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    When Meghan's hair was whipping around in the wind, Harry was sure to smooth it out for her. 

  • Harry's Statement

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    Shortly after they started dating, Harry issued an unprecedented statement, demanding the paparazzi leave her alone.

  • Harry 'Upped His Game' for Meghan 

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    In their adorable engagement interview, Harry said: “I never watched Suits, I never heard of Meghan before. I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her and there she was sitting there. I was like, ‘OK I really have to up my game here.’” 

  • Harry Fell for Meghan Super Fast

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    In that same interview, Harry also admitted falling for Meghan super quickly. “The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was a confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned, everything was perfect. This beautiful woman literally tripped and fell into my life, and I fell into her life,” he said. Aww. 

  • Harry Defers to Meghan 

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    Before their wedding, Harry and Meghan were visiting a radio station in South London. While they were there, a DJ asked the prince about gender equality -- and he turned to his Meghan and said: "She answers the questions!" 

    He then added: "As males, we have to do our part or it’s not going to work."

  • The Way He Looks at Her 

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    Is it just us or does Harry look like he'd do anything for Meghan?

  • Harry Blew Up Her Phone

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    At the beginning of their relationship, a royal insider told the Sun: “They are the real deal. He definitely pursued her and besieged her with texts until she agreed to a date."

  • He Always Wants Her By His Side

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    His victories are her victories. 

  • Meghan Turned Harry Into a Feminist

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    In January, Meghan revealed that Prince Harry is a feminist, too. 

  • Harry Can't Stop Touching Meghan 

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  • Harry Even Likes Meghan's Makeup 

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    Apparently, Harry was completely obsessed with Meghan's wedding day makeup. Like, who is this man?!

  • He's ALWAYS Checking to Make Sure She's OK

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    His grandmother may be the Queen of England, but make no mistake about it: Meghan is Harry's true queen. 

  • He Lets Her Steal His Clothes 

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    Despite the fact that she has one of the most coveted wardrobes in the world, Meghan steals Prince Harry's clothes -- and he lets her. 

  • Their Body Language 

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    According to a body language expert, Meghan is the one in charge

    Need we say more?

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